English idioms

It’s no use crying over spilled milk

IT’S NO USE CRYING OVER SPILLED MILK – Prov. Do not be upset about making a mistake, since you..Read more

Happy camper

HAPPY CAMPER – a happy person. Example:  The boss came in this morning and found his hard disk trashed…Read more

Crack a smile

CRACK A SMILE – to grin; to smile. Example: I was tellin’ my best jokes, but Jim never cracked..Read more

Put a smile on someone’s face

PUT A SMILE ON SOMEONE’S FACE – to please someone; to make someone happy. Example: We are going to..Read more

Beginner’s luck

BEGINNER’S LUCK – absolute luck; the luck of an inexperienced person. (Referring to surprisingly good luck.) Example: I could..Read more

Bug someone

BUG SOMEONE – irritate someone. Example: He’s really bugging me about the holiday! I wish he’d just go away..Read more

Get your head out of the clouds!

GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS! – stop daydreaming. Example: Get your head out of the clouds and..Read more

Put somebody’s mind at rest

PUT SOMEBODY’S MIND AT REST – to make someone stop worrying. Example:  If it puts your mind at rest, I..Read more

Be happy as Larry

BE HAPPY AS LARRY/A SANDBOY (British & Australian) /BE AS HAPPY AS A CLAM (American) – to be very happy and to have..Read more